The Death of A Loved One
death made more real to us than
when a parent, a spouse, a child,
or a very dear friend dies. Then
we sense the icy nearness of
death. Particularly intense and
traumatic are the emotional
effects and feelings during the
first few days after the death of
a loved one as a kind of shock
sets in and the enormity and magnitude of our
loss overwhelms us.
how very real and near death is.
It seems to hover in the very air
all around us, and we sense how
fragile life is, and how
vulnerable we are, and that our
next breath could be our last. It
is very difficult to go on after
the death of a loved one. We know
that we will never see them again
in this life. All we have left of
themare our memories.
some consolation that their pain
and suffering is over, and that
they are in a better place. But it
is difficult for us to see beyond
the pain of our loss at the time.
A dark depression sets in such as
we have never experienced before.
We think that we will never smile
again, except perhaps on the
outside, but never smile inside
We feel numb and just try
to make it through the day. The
things we used to enjoy we enjoy
no longer. Those things which
brightened our day and made us
happy before no longer do so. It
is like we have entered a
different world. Everything seems
different and looks different.
People seem different. Life seems
different. We never view the world
quite the same again after the
death of a loved one. The world
that existed before our loved one
died no longer exists, and will
never exist again.
Just For A Friend I ask
friendship I grasp,
soul, with my heart,
Just for a
friend I ask,
friendship to impart.
be so sad
If no friends are
If no friendship is
Then is there little joy
I ask for one to
My fears to
Just to give me their
And in me to
To show me they
Whether I live or
My burdens to help bear,
wipe the tears from my eye,
walk by my side
How pleasant to
If sweet friendship
I Will Always Be With You
If I should
die before you my love, know that
I will always be with you in your
heart. Those who touch our lives
with their love are always with us
even after death for they are a
part of us forever. You have
touched my heart with your love,
and I will always be with you and
you will always be with me.
will be with you in the springtime
when all the earth comes to life
again, and when love is in the
air. When the sweetness and
fragrance of the new life is
around on every hand, I will be
I will be with you in
the summertime when the sun shines
brightly down. When the trees are
all covered with green, and
everything is warm and happy, I
will be with you.
I will be with
you in autumn when all the leaves
begin to fall. When all the hills
are covered with color, and the
frost first bites the ground, I
will be with you.
I will be with
you in the wintertime when all is
covered with snow. When the cold
winds blow, and the nights are
long and cold, I will be with
My love I will be with you
every season of the year, and help
you to love each one, and your
life will go on, because I will be
I will be with you
listening to the falling rain, and
each drop shall tell of my love
for you. I will be with you
listening to the wind, and the
wind shall touch you with my love.
I will be with you in the night
when the darkness is all around,
and I will comfort you.
be with you under the stars, and
when you raise your eyes to look
up at the stars, you will see my
love shining there. I will be with
you my love wherever you may go,
for you are my love, and all of
time cannot change
The lights in our mind do glow
Over the friends that we know.
The darkness does dwell
Where no friends have cast their spell.
See the beacon shining bright,
It is a light in the night,
While the dark around
Is where no friends have been found.
All the stars up in the sky
Seem like friends unto the eye,
While all of dark space
Seems like an unfriendly place.
Ride A Chariot Of fire
I want to ride a chariotof fire,
Go up high and catch a star,
Want to go down by the sea,
And let the waters set me free.
I want to hold on to the wind,
And to have the light breeze for a friend,
To be a child in the night
Filled with yearning, filled with light.
I want to touch the soul of a flower,
To tap the mystery of the hour,
To ponder grass and tree,
Garner the nectar of the bee.
I want all the world to blend
Into some pattern before I end,
Want to find what is wrong or right
Before I pass from sight.
Light And Darkness
Sometimes the world is like a throbbing pulse and you can't get enough of it. It floods you with sunshine, and sets your heart right with a thousand wonderful sights and delicious odors, and reminds you of pleasant times. There are times you feel songs within, rivers of delight, and you hum them for they are too sweet for words, but soon you are still, lost in the joy of being alive.
Then the thunder of woe and the clouds of despair shroud the scene with unimaginable darkness, and it seems there never was sunshine, nor joy, nor peace, and that there never will be again. But by degrees the warmth seeps back, and the light floods the darkness revealing the joys of life that were never really gone, only obscured.
From the pit of my despair I beheld them laughing, scorning, mocking me, all my fears and dreads, but I didn't turn my head, not this time, I looked steadfastly at them and slowly they all melted away.
In some forgotten valley of my mind I seem to remember happiness, and the sweet memories drift through the thick cloud of years to impart a wistful sigh.
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